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What You Need to Know About Precision Nutrition’s Lean Eating Program (Before You Sign Up)

Have you been trying your best, but can’t do it alone? The books aren’t enough? You need more support and guidance, someone there with you in the trenches? Yeah, it’s hard to diet alone. And it sucks. That’s why Precision Nutrition runs the Lean Eating coaching program. […]

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Coconut Water

Dubbed “Mother Nature’s sports drink” by savvy marketers, coconut water is filling store shelves, and I’m seeing it in the gym and at yoga class. Some people swear by it, like it’s magical; even some pro athletes credit their success to this beverage. Coconut water is a […]

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to the HCG Diet

If you thought the Paleo diet was restricting, the Dukan diet too complicated, Jenny Craig too expensive, and the Get Shredded Diet was insane, well, prepare to have your mind blown. We’re talking about the HCG diet, where you eat a scant 500 calories per day, only […]

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Why I Got The Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification (And Why It Might Be Right For You)

This past December, I completed my Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. I’ve since had a few questions about it, so let’s talk about that today. I’ll share my experience taking the course, explain why I decided to do it in the first place, and answer questions like […]

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Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Insulin Index – Explained!

Once low carb diets got popular, and everyone waged war on sugar, they needed more ways to state that certain foods were to be avoided. Looking at the amount of carbs and sugar in a certain food was too easy. That’s when we started seeing frequent references […]

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NatureBox vs The Grocery Store: A Price Comparison

NatureBox is the only subscription box that has ever impressed me. I think most of the others are just glorified boxes of free samples. NatureBox actually provides their own branded snacks, and if I do say so myself, they are pretty tasty! After publishing my review, a […]

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5 Juices That Can (Arguably) Burn Fat, Extend Your Endurance, and Make You Invincible

Whether it’s orange juice for breakfast, lemon juice for a cleanse, grapefruit juice for your entire diet, juicing at home, or the juicing among professional athletes, we can’t get enough. Even with the negative headlines saying juice is less healthy than diet soda, the stuff is flying […]

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Can Precision Nutrition and The Paleo Diet Work Together?

A while back, I did a comparison of two popular diet and nutrition plans – the Precision Nutrition system, popular with many athletes in various disciplines (cyclists, runners, cross-country ski racers, martial artists, football players, and more,) and the Paleo Diet, extremely popular among CrossFitters, some ultra-endurance […]

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Green Coffee Bean Extract

I thoroughly enjoy the brown coffee beans I use when brewing my morning coffee. I’m also a huge fan of chocolate-covered coffee beans (which are still brown.) I was content with brown coffee beans for years! But when I heard of this miracle fat loss cure known […]

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The Greek Yogurt Showdown: Oikos vs Chobani vs Fage

It’s time for a Greek yogurt showdown! Today is a three-way match pitting Dannon Oikos vs Chobani vs Fage, with Great Value and Trader Joe’s brands available for alternates in case of injury. I’ll introduce the challengers and get into a comparison, but before we begin, what’s […]

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The Slow Carb Diet (And The PAGG Stack) – Are The Fat Loss Claims For Real?

Remember The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss? It’s a great book, and I recently took the opportunity to test out the Slow Carb Diet and PAGG stack for a second time. (My first test got cut short, which I’ll explain later…) “Slow Carb” is Tim’s preferred […]

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The Top 5 Must-Have Supplements for Endurance Athletes

While I don’t like to see supplements used to make up for a bad diet, I know there are many situations that call for supplementation. The life of an endurance athlete just happens to be one of them! With the beatings we put on our bodies, and […]

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Eating Gluten-Free

Have you been thinking about switching to a gluten-free diet, but you don’t know how to pull it off? I mean, it can’t work for an endurance athlete, can it? As it turns out, it can work very, very well! I thought it was a fad until […]

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How to Put The Endurance Plate to Work for You!

Earlier this year I designed a visual diet plan for endurance athletes. It looks like the MyPlate from the USDA, but this one is specifically for endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists, and triathletes. It’s called The Endurance Plate. If you haven’t seen this yet, go check […]

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Ask Levi: Diet Analysis For Maximum Performance?

Today’s question is about maximizing cycling performance through a diet analysis and update… Coach Levi, First off I love reading your site and feel that I am learning alot! I was wondering if you could possibly address a nutrition question I have as I am struggling in […]

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Hi, I'm Coach Levi. I'm a USA Cycling Certified Level 3 Coach as well as Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition. Want to feel better, ride faster, and look great? Let's work together!

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Coach Levi is my favorite child and favorite cycling coach. I'd choose him over Christoper McCarmikael even. Did I mention that Levi can coach you to a healthier lifestyle where you look and feel your best?
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